Friday , 28 October 2016
Buckle Up For Mikey

Michael Schmoll Memorial Book Drive

Michael SchmollHesperia resident Michael Schmoll died in a car accident on March 17, 2012 in Hesperia, CA at the age of 17 years old.

In memory of Michael, his family will be holding a book drive from May 1, 2014 through May 14, 2014. All books that are donated will be going to a local middle school special education book store which is run by the teacher and her students.

Please make sure the books are age appropriate and in new or gently used condition, so they can replenish their inventory to keep their book store running. You can also make a monetary donation via PayPal (via Please do not leave any money at any of the drop off locations (contact Chip Kohnle – to make other financial arrangements). All monetary donations will be used to purchase items on a wish list provided by the instructor.

If you would like to be recognized for your donation, they will be happy to give your name to the school, so they can show their appreciation for your generous contribution.

If you have any questions, you can contact Chip on Facebook ( or by email:

Anyone who would like to make book a donation can bring them to one of the following locations:

High Desert Pickers 
11560 I Ave.
Hesperia, CA 92345
 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

High Desert Pickers #2 
8197 I Ave. Ste. A (next to Circle K) 
Hesperia, CA 92345 
 10am-7pm Mon-Sat.

Options For Youth 
Charter School 
17344 Main St.
Hesperia, CA 92345
 8am-5pm Mon-Sat.

The MadHackers Beauty Salon 
12046 Jacaranda Ave. Ste G 
Hesperia, CA 92345 
9am-5pm Tues-Sat

Victor Valley College 
Upper Campus in the Student Activity Center (SAC)
 18422 Bear Valley Rd 
Victorville, CA 92395
8am to 5pm Mon-Fri

For more information please visit: Michael Schmoll Memorial Book Drive on FB

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